Superb craft necklace of the Hmong or miao ethnic group living in northeastern Thailand and Laos. Very old, with two padlock-shaped pendants that were used to \"lock\" the soul in the patient's body during healing ceremonies. These mind locks are supposed to lock the mind or soul in the body in the event of illness or accident, giving the wearer powerful protection. They also served in healing ceremonies to remember the wandering souls of the sick and attach them to the body. These pendants are suspended from heavy chains and attached to neck rings worn by hmong.Silver first title (925) weight: 1220 grams. Height: 38 cm width: 33 cm rare and beautiful object, collectible. Similar (much less beautiful) copies on display at the Musée du quai branly-jacques chirac in Paris. The item \"silver necklace ethnic hmong miao laos weight 1222 grams ancient ancient\" is on sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. It is in the category \"art, antiques-art of the 20th century, contemporary-arts, ethnic objects\". The seller is \"jewel-saralinka\" and is located in bets. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.